Community Volunteer Opportunities
Big Brothers Big Sisters offers one-on-one weekly one-hour matches with elementary school kids in local schools. It also has a campus-based program, Cats and Cubs, that meets every Sunday. Contact: Camden Bock
Tutoring and Enrichment Programs
The Hillview Afterschool Program meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:15-4:45pm.
Contact: Lydia Rosenfield
Tree Street Youth meets Monday through Thursday from 2-6pm and Friday from 2-4pm.
Contact: Yaw Anoff
The Lewiston Public Library Program meets Mondays through Thursday from 3:15-5:15pm.
Contact: Talia Martino
Project Storyboost supports Bates students reading to early-elementary-age children during the school day.
Contact: Brooke Drabkin
English Language Learners
Adult Learning Center provides tutors to English language learners.
Contact: Jen Tiner
Maine Immigrant and Refugee Services helps with preparation for citizenship testing.
Contact: Rilwan Osman
The Trinity Soup Kitchen serves meals 7 days a week.
Contact: Erin Reed
Lots to Gardens supports community gardening and cooking classes.
Contact: Nina Sevilla
The Good Shepherd Food Bank prepares food for distribution throughout the state.
Contact: Beth Tatro at 207-782-3554, x1169
Blake Street Towers promotes social activities with elderly and younger disabled.
Contact: Matt Gee
Alzheimer’s Association provides Bates students the opportunity to help listen to and then write down the memories of those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias.
Contact: Marty Deschaines
ArtVan provides mobile arts therapy working with non-profits in Lewiston-Auburn.
Contact: Louise Marks
Art Programming at Hillview Family Development supports weekly art projects with youth aged 6-16.
Contact: Louise Marks
St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center
Contact: Jenny Cowie at 207-777-8369
Central Maine Medical Center
Contact: Sue Hedrich at 207-795-2472
Other Programs (some of these require extensive training)
Safe Voices is a domestic violence prevention program.
Contact: Staci Beal at 207-795-6744
Advocates for Children provides child abuse protection and parenting skill development.
Greater Androscoggin Humane Society
Contact: Sandy Graul at 207-783-2311
Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Services
Center for Wisdom’s Women is a sacred and safe place that supports and empowers women.
Contact: Klara Tammany